“The web as a platform”, Guest lecture by Andrea Marchesini (Mozilla Foundation)
When and where
The talk will be held on May 11th 2016, 17:00-18:30 in the Seminar room of the CCeH (Universitätsstraße 22).
The web is in ongoing and rapid evolution. Often there is a huge gap between what browsers offer and web-developers’ knowledge, within the fields of multi-threading programming, network interception, offline management, 3d APIs, inter-context communication, hardware and networking APIs and so on. I will focus on two main issues: firstly, the reason why we should consider any web-page at the same level as an application; secondly, how browsers can offer functionalities in order to reach the complexity and performance of native apps: for instance, JIT, WebGL and multi-threading computation.
I would like to have a horizontal discussion with the DH community about HTML5 and web technologies in general, as well as a deep conversation about new standards. It would be interesting to hear more about your projects and your interests in order to create new networks and exchange ideas.
Andrea Marchesini is currently working in Mozilla platform – hacking on DOM, WebAPIs, Workers, privacy and security components.